I think it's a logical step to go. They compete in emulsion technology not in production technology. Sharing the production plant (mainly coating I think) will reduce capital cost for both and makes them both more competitive. This works as long as the coating technology for both their emulsions is appropriate. Which may not always be the case. But there are several coating lines to chose from worldwide.
As PhotoEngineer, FotoImpex and others have pointed out...
It is never simple and - rarely possible at all - to take Emulsion A from Company A and produce it at Company B.
Last edited by aldevo; 10-03-2007 at 03:16 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Digital Photography is just "why-tech" not "high tech"..